At our virtual March meeting, we were thrilled to hear from all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates. We would like to thank Jennifer Carroll-Foy, Delegate Lee Carter, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, Terry McAuliffe and Senator Jennifer McClellan for joining us.

We were also pleased to welcome our new Chair, Marques Jones, and our new Vice-Chair for Membership, Dionna Gibson. 

Sadly, our meeting was temporarily interrupted by unknown hackers who used offensive language and racist slurs; we promptly ejected the interlopers. We wish to express our deepest apologies to the candidates and all of our members and friends who were in attendance. 

Chair Marques Jones prepared the following statement: 

"Last night a racist agitator interrupted our monthly membership meeting in an attempt to spread hate and bigotry. Needless to say, that isn’t happening.

We Henrico Dems will stand steadfast in our efforts to defeat bigotry and racism by being champions for equity and justice for all Henrico County residents and the Commonwealth of Virginia. We will push forward with pragmatic progressive solutions that benefit the many, not the few.

Racists have no home here, and we don’t scare. Period."

We look forward to seeing you all again in April. 

In solidarity, 

The HCDC Executive Committee

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